Friday, 28 January 2011

Lottery Tickets, the Iowa Hawks and Role Models

The Iowa Chops. Heh.

Closet Conservative directs us to a real role model.

Hey Hollywood - the Taliban is still stoning women. Stop scandalizing over Kings of Leon refusing the rights for their songs to Glee and focus on something that matters. Pipedream, I know.

Hitler's last surviving bodyguard still flooded with fan mail. Living free to a ripe old age in Berlin. Sickening - and I am not talking about the fan mail.

I love this story.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Lover's Revenge!

Beware of the devil's arrow!!
(Special non Thursday posting)

Don't know what to do for Valentine's Day this year? Look no further - you can sign yourself up for the "Lover's Revenge" conference being put on for local muslimas in London.

These are the words many Muslimahs utter on a day-to-day basis. It can be quite difficult to accept the current state of affairs whilst living in the West. Left-right- and-centre we see many illicit relationships and enjoyment with no sense of “real” commitment. We cannot be oblivious of the fact that unfortunately this same society is influencing our personalities and ideologies of what is acceptable and what is not!

SMW interjects to admit that I agree with the sisters on the above. I think it would actually be an interesting discussion......this is the part that got me:
Come to our free event to understand what true love is, dealing with the so called “love-before-marriage” syndrome and active steps towards preserving ones chastity in such an overly sexualised society.

Love-before-marriage syndrome. Wouldn't want that. Beware of the devil's arrow!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Thursday night/Friday morning musings....

Well I am not going to be breaking any news at this hour.
A few comments on recent happenings in SMW's world, and the world at large.

Arizona shootings: Don't think there is anything for SMW to add what has already been said. A sickening media reaction to the abhorrent actions of a monster.

Airport security:
Over the holidays I had to catch a connecting flight at a Canadian airport, Pearson. I was sitting in a lounge area (already through security) and a US customs agent walked by. An airport staff member also walked by and swiped a card for secure entry into what I guess is a restricted area of the airport. The employee passed through and kept walking. Before the 'secured door' closed three males who appeared to be in their late teens or early twenties came running (literally) seemingly out of nowhere, carrying backpacks and ran through the door. I saw it. The customs agent saw it. We gave each other the "what the heck just happened" look and then I sat down and started working while he called security. Within several minutes there were a number of security related people in the area and after what seemed like a lot of confusion the employee that had originally gone through the door was hauled out and given an earful. It was all very bizarre, and from what I gathered it was just three kids being idiots. Nonetheless, it was bizarre and unsettling. What if the US official had not been walking by when this happened? I don't think he was on duty, in fact it seemed like he was on his break and we both just happened to witness this. Had he not been there I would have reported it (to who I don't know), but what if neither of us had been there and there had been a real threat instead of just a breach? Things that make you say hmmm.

Morality Police:
A woman has been jailed in Dubai (a Western woman) for having extramarital sex after being caught in a love triangle. Why, why, why do people think they can go to Dubai and do whatever they want? Sex and The City 2 syndrome?

Monday, 17 January 2011

SquareMile Absence

Thanks to all of you who keep checking by the blog. As you likely have gathered by now SMW has been strangely absent from the blogosphere, only making rare appearances over the past few months. At the end of the summer I started a new job which has kept me very busy (busier than expected!) and I have been spenidng lots of time in airport waiting lounges. As usual I have lots to say, but not enough time to say it. Although I thought I could keep the blog running regularly this has not been the case.

Having said that - for the next several months I am going to be changing the format of SMW a bit. New posts will be on Thursdays, or as I see fit. Sign up for the RSS feeds if you want to get all updates.

First 'new' post will be this Thursday.

Thanks for sticking around.